Well, I came home with my usual mix of disdain and pity for my hometown. Black Friday rolls around and at about 3pm, mom & I decide to do what we do best: shop! She took me to the trendy outdoor mall that I’d visited once before I moved away.

Charming Charlie.
Ann Taylor Concept

That last one was hard to swallow. When the ATC opened in my neighborhood, it was a flagship store–one of 5 in the country. And now, Dayton?

I am humbled. Maybe I could move back.